Travel

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away.
Mark Twain

Travel

As an Ocean Traveler, you will have a massive impact on the kind of experiences and destinations you visit. Your choices will determine if that impact is good or ill, and can leave a lasting impression on the ocean environment and the local communities that depend on that environment. Sustainable travel choices can become a tool for marine conservation and can benefit local people.

Owners of the dive resorts, that we visit will also benefit from these articles, finding a template for turning their resort into an eco-resort, turning their operation into a sustainable business and profiting from today’s travelers who desire a sustainable travel experience.

Citizen Scientists and Voluntourism

The next time you plan a vacation consider making it more meaningful by becoming a Citizen Scientist. As a citizen scientist there is a voluntourism program for you whether its reef restoration, fish counts, whale sightings, water quality surveys, invasive species monitoring or turtle watches and so much more. Find out more on our Citizens and Science Page.

Divi Flamingo Bonaire Celebrates 60 Years in 2012

Divi Flamingo Bonaire Celebrates 60 Years in 2012

(Blue Ocean Network - April 6, 2011) --The Divi Flamingo is a landmark dive resort in Bonaire and it is celebrating a 60th anniversary of being in the dive business. And the Divi Flamingo is offering special promotions and events to celebrate its six decades of...

The Galapagos Removed from UNESCO Danger List

The Galapagos Removed from UNESCO Danger List

The Galapagos islands feature some of the rarest wildlife and youngest land masses on Earth, drawing visitors from around the world to see its treasures both topside and underwater. In the last two decades,  the Galapagos Islands experienced a tourism boom that more...

A Small Resort’s Tips to Make Every Day Earth Day

A Small Resort’s Tips to Make Every Day Earth Day

As we celebrate Earth Day, there's a small dive resort located on the tiny island of Utila, in the Bay Islands of Honduras that has vowed to make Earth Day every day.  Listen up! Utopia Dive Village, a "remote adventure" dive, fishing and spa resort, is the only...

Maldives Plans New Homeland

Maldives Plans New Homeland

The Maldives will begin to divert a portion of the country's billion-dollar annual tourist revenue into buying a new homeland - as an insurance policy against climate change that threatens to turn the 300,000 islanders into environmental refugees, the country's first...

Beware of Greenwashing!

Beware of Greenwashing!

Don't be Misled by Resorts and Businesses and Token Sustainability Book an airline ticket, save the planet. Re-use the towel in your hotel; stop global warming. Rent a hybrid car; reduce our dependence on fossil fuel. Lofty promises made by airlines peddling gimmicky...

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